Feeling Christ’s Presence

In my therapy and coaching practice, many clients share that they know Jesus loves them, but have a hard time actually feeling the love that is there for them. The reason for this is unique for each person. What follows is a wonderful way to feel the presence of Jesus. When I happened upon it today, I knew it was something to share…Enjoy the blessings!
And thank you Jim!

Prayer Exercise: Enjoying Jesus’ Presence

by JIM MANNEY

Remember a time when you saw Jesus with the inner eyes of your soul, when you Jesus Lovingexperienced his presence in a vivid way, when he came alive for you in your prayer. Remember the inner details and outer circumstances of the experience. Savor the richness of the experience and relive it in your memory, feeling, imagination, heart, and mind. Be attentive to God’s presence.

  • What were the circumstances of the experience, that is, were you by yourself, on a retreat, at a liturgy?
  • How would you describe Jesus’ presence in the experience?
  • What were some of your feelings, thoughts, and desires?
  • What differences did you notice within yourself as a result of this experience?
  • Do you notice anything new happening in you now as you remember and relive the experience?

As you relive it, be attentive to God’s presence. Share with God any feelings that arise, and listen to God’s response. Ask God for the grace to notice Jesus more readily within yourself and within your life.

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Ellen Marie Dumer, LCPC, president and founder of Living Your Exceptional Life™, is a pastoral counselor, life success coach, published author, and sought-after speaker. She is a guide and mentor for Catholic/Christian women seeking to harness and cultivate their aspirations for a life based on faith in Christ.

She and her husband, Deacon Gary Dumer, live in Maryland, have 4 children and soon-to-be nine grandchildren. Ellen loves to paint and craft, read, go on long bike rides and walks, garden, and spend fun time with her friends!

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